Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

 Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

I love Korean fried chicken: it is so crispy thanks to its double frying process, sometimes spicy and surely tasty. I admit that it has my preference from all fried chickens out there. So I was really looking forward to going to Turntable LP Bar & Karaoke in K-Town with my friend Benny. I discovered it few years ago at Turntable Chicken Jazz and put it at the same level as the popular BonChon. Interestingly, both Turntable places are like a hidden gem (beware that Turntable Chicken Jazz is currently relocating one block away from its current location): if you do not know they are there, you will miss them. Both are on floor levels (5th for Turntable LP Bar & Karaoke) and the signs at street level are not that obvious. But, it does not prevent them from getting crowded, probably the word of mouth playing a big part of it. 

 Elevator to go to Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Elevator to go to Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

 DJ station at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

DJ station at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

 Bar area at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Bar area at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

 Entrance of Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Entrance of Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

 Old radios at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Old radios at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

 Dining room at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Dining room at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

The place looks smaller than its sister restaurant but I admit that this time I did not roam around and did not check out the private karaoke rooms they have. However, I browsed around the decor made of turntables, figurines or LPs that I always find fascinating. I should also mention the DJ section that you can see at the entrance, that is probably in use late at night or on week ends. 

We started our meal with drinks. Krawl draft beer from Belgium for Benny:

 Kwak Belgian beer at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Kwak Belgian beer at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

 Kwak Belgian beer at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Kwak Belgian beer at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Smokin'Sour cocktail for me:

 Smokin'Sour cocktail at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Smokin'Sour cocktail at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

The beer was good and probably a better choice to counteract the spiciness of the chicken. The glass was interesting but not that practical to drink...

For the appetizer, we chose the Korean seafood pancake that I thought was just ok, tasting slightly undercooked and missing some texture. 

 Korean seafood pancake at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Korean seafood pancake at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Then, we had their fried chicken burger that was delicious: very tasty, the bread was soft, letting the moist and crispy chicken breast shine. It was served with a side of fries that were ok for me, preferring crispy shoestring to this thick cut. 

 Fried chicken sandwich at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Fried chicken sandwich at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

 Fried chicken sandwich at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Fried chicken sandwich at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

 Fried chicken sandwich at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Fried chicken sandwich at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Last was the fried chicken combo. Composed of thigh and wings, we ordered half-half that is half in soy and garlic sauce, and half in hot sauce. Both were delicious, but I preferred the hot one that had a nice kick, less than what I remember from the other location, but enough to make you sweat. The chicken was very crispy and moist. I should mention the daikon served with it that is supposed to cool your mouth. 

 Fried chicken combo at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Fried chicken combo at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

 Soy garlic fried chicken at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Soy garlic fried chicken at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

 Hot and spicy fried chicken at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Hot and spicy fried chicken at Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke in K-Town, NYC

Overall, we had a good time and a great meal. Turntable LP Bar and Kataoke is, with his sister restaurant, on top of my list for Korean fried chicken and I would definitely go back there for more!

Enjoy (I did)!

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Turntable LP Bar and Karaoke - 36 W 32nd St, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001

 
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